Zumba hits Ipswich
THE latest exercise craze getting gym-goers across the world in the fitness groove has hit Ipswich.
Zumba combines Latin and international music with fast and slow dance rhythms and resistance training, which is designed to tone and sculpt the quad, core and arm muscles while burning body fat.
Instructor Emma Sansby takes three classes a week at Waterworx Aquatic Lifestyle Centre in Springfield, and the facility is about to add another two classes due to growing demand for the fast-paced work-out.
Ms Sansby became a convert about two months ago after taking a class with her mother and enjoyed it so much she trained to become an instructor.
“It is an exercise, but you also have fun as well,” Ms Sansby said.
“It is a great atmosphere.
“You get 50 to 60 people up dancing and it is just really fun.”
The Zumba program is being taught at more than 60,000 locations in 105 countries and millions of DVDs have been sold.